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Keeping a Cholesterol Diary

Medically Reviewed by James Beckerman, MD, FACC on February 04, 2021

It’s important to know your cholesterol levels through a simple blood test. Your doctor may suggest you track your progress toward healthy cholesterol levels with the use of a cholesterol diary. The diary will show the progress you have made in improving your cholesterol. Even after you achieve your goal, you should keep recording your cholesterol levels. This will show how successful you are at sticking to your plan and maintaining your goal.

To make a diary, use a sheet of lined paper. Near the top, write your personal goals, which should be determined by your doctor. Each time you have your cholesterol checked by a blood test, write in the new level and the date of the test. Below find an example of a cholesterol diary.

Cholesterol Diary

Total Cholesterol

Goal:
Triglycerides

Goal:
HDL

Goal:
LDL

Goal:

Cholesterol-Lowering Medications

and Doses

Date:
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